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Stolen Calif. hospital laptop may have medical info on some 3600 kids – CBS News

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Officials at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician’s car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this week notifying them that their personal health information may have been breached. The laptop stolen on Oct. 18 was protected…

Darpa’s Off-Roaders Ditch Windows for a Digital World View – WIRED

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Autonomous warriors may dominate the battlefield of tomorrow, but even those that still require human flesh will take on a robotic sheen. That shift could start with the end of windows. This, at least, is what Raytheon is proposing for its contribution to Darpa’s new Ground X Vehicle Technologies program, an effort to improve of future tanks, fighting vehicles, and transports. Darpa hopes smart new tech will obviate the need…

Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security – InformationWeek

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

VMware survey shows digital workspace users gaining enterprise agility through greater mobile workforce activity, added business initiative. Virtualization has yet to do for the desktop what it did for central servers in the data center. That is, it hasn’t overturned the established way of doing things, where everyone has their own piece of hardware, with much of their daily software use occurring on that hardware. Yet, a survey conducted…

Medical info on some 3600 kids may be on stolen Calf. hospital laptop – CBS News

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Officials at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician’s car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this week notifying them that their personal health information may have been breached. The laptop stolen on Oct. 18 was protected…

Medical info on some 3600 kids may be on stolen Calf. hospital laptop – CBS News

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Officials at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician’s car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this week notifying them that their personal health information may have been breached. The laptop stolen on Oct. 18 was protected…

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid – CNET – CNET

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Enlarge Image Cub Linux does a great Chromium impression. Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you’ll sell, donate or hand down the old one… but it never happens. Maybe you don’t want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on. Whatever the case, now it’s just taking up space. But it doesn’t have to: You…

Laptop stolen from doctor’s car had info of thousands of Calif. hospital patients – CBS News

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Officials at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician’s car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients. The Los Angeles Daily News reported Monday thousands of families whose children were treated at the hospital will receive letters this week notifying them that their personal health information may have been breached. The laptop stolen on Oct. 18 was protected…

Gadget trash is piling up in Asia – CNNMoney

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In Asia, electronic trash has reached new heights. A growing number of gadgets — and more people who can afford to buy them — has led to a 63% increase in electronic waste in Asia, according to a study from the United Nations University. And that’s only in the past five years. Phones, computers and other appliances have contributed to 12.3 million tons of e-waste generated across the continent between…

Microsoft’s mighty morphing mobile device would be a great Surface phone – Digital Trends

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

One of the more interesting Microsoft announcements of late 2016 came at its WinHEC event, where the company announced that full Windows 10 support is coming to ARM processors along with Windows desktop app support. That means that Windows 10 will benefit from processors that perform well but put minimal strain on batteries. Ultimately, the change fits Microsoft’s “Windows everywhere” mantra, with the complete PC experience available on everything from…

7 Important Digital Skills All Marketers Should Master In 2017 – Forbes – Forbes

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Marketing isn’t what it was 10 years ago (or even 5), with all the advancements of technology and data the past few years have brought. According to HubSpot, half of all new marketing hires will require technical skills. Here are some that will probably be on that list of job requirements. Photo courtesy of Pexels.com 1. Analytics The very cornerstone of marketing as an industry is understanding the target audience…

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid – CNET

Monday, January 16, 2017

Enlarge Image Cub Linux does a great Chromium impression. Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you’ll sell, donate or hand down the old one… but it never happens. Maybe you don’t want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on. Whatever the case, now it’s just taking up space. But it doesn’t have to: You…

7 Important Digital Skills All Marketers Should Master In 2017 – Forbes

Monday, January 16, 2017

Marketing isn’t what it was 10 years ago (or even 5), with all the advancements of technology and data the past few years have brought. According to HubSpot, half of all new marketing hires will require technical skills. Here are some that will probably be on that list of job requirements. Photo courtesy of Pexels.com 1. Analytics The very cornerstone of marketing as an industry is understanding the target audience…

Ben Heck’s Xbox One S laptop – Engadget – Engadget

Monday, January 16, 2017

Since the teardown of the Xbox One S, Ben has been designing a laptop using the console’s innards. Building a hardware enclosure can be tricky, as Ben has to make sure the specifications are exact. He gets precise measurements with the help of a document scanner, later bringing in a laser cutter and CNC router. Naturally, though, it’s not just the aesthetics that are important: Ben also has to reduce…

Ben Heck’s Xbox One S laptop – Engadget – Engadget

Monday, January 16, 2017

Since the teardown of the Xbox One S, Ben has been designing a laptop using the console’s innards. Building a hardware enclosure can be tricky, as Ben has to make sure the specifications are exact. He gets precise measurements with the help of a document scanner, later bringing in a laser cutter and CNC router. Naturally, though, it’s not just the aesthetics that are important: Ben also has to reduce…

E.U. Proposes Digital Publishers Can Punish Visitors Using Ad Blockers – Forbes

Monday, January 16, 2017

In a significant victory for online publishers struggling to find and maintain revenues, the European Union is proposing that publishers can deny content to visitors who refuse to switch off their ad blockers. Last week, the E.U. waded into the ongoing dispute between publishers and electronic privacy groups by proposing a reform that, while ensuring users “the freedom to install software on their devices that disables the display of advertisement,” would nevertheless permit websites to detect a visitor’s…

E.U. Proposes Digital Publishers Can Punish Visitors Using Ad Blockers – Forbes

Monday, January 16, 2017

In a significant victory for online publishers struggling to find and maintain revenues, the European Union is proposing that publishers can deny content to visitors who refuse to switch off their ad blockers. Last week, the E.U. waded into the ongoing dispute between publishers and electronic privacy groups by proposing a reform that, while ensuring users “the freedom to install software on their devices that disables the display of advertisement,” would nevertheless permit websites to detect a visitor’s…

Gadget Mountain Rising in Asia Threatens Health, Environment – ABC News

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in East Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm. China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University. But nearly every country in the region had massive increases between 2010 and 2015, including those least…

Ben Heck’s Xbox One S laptop – Engadget

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Since the teardown of the Xbox One S, Ben has been designing a laptop using the console’s innards. Building a hardware enclosure can be tricky, as Ben has to make sure the specifications are exact. He gets precise measurements with the help of a document scanner, later bringing in a laser cutter and CNC router. Naturally, though, it’s not just the aesthetics that are important: Ben also has to reduce…

Is your smartphone listening to everything you say? We asked the experts – Digital Trends

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Smartphone ownership is at an all-time high, and microphones are an essential hardware feature on every phone. What does it mean for your privacy? They’re no longer just used for calls. Voice-controlled “intelligent assistants” like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana are commonplace on modern smartphones. We use them to search for answers, set reminders, and fix appointments. Apps and games can also request microphone access, and they frequently…

Gadget boom sees e-waste in Asia spike 63 per cent in 5 years – New Scientist

Sunday, January 15, 2017

E-waste is processed in China Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock By Chelsea Whyte The tech boom is spreading worldwide and it comes with a cost. Between 2010 and 2015, e-waste generated in East and South-East Asia rose 63 per cent, according to a report from the United Nations University. E-waste, short for electronic waste, refers to discarded electrical or electronic devices. When not recycled or disposed of properly, these are often burned or washed…